iyarn to kick start Volleyball WA’s mental health conversation

Volleyball WA is excited to announce a new partnership with iyarn. The partnership will see the sport utilise the new iyarn app to expand its commitment to championing mental health.

Building off previous work done with the WA Association for Mental Health, the partnership is based on providing the community with a tool to facilitate the mental health conversation.

Volleyball WA CEO Robyn Kuhl welcomed the new partnership and encouraged the community to “take the opportunity to set aside time for self-reflection.”

“Mental health is so critically important right now. The strain COVID-19 has had on our community’s mental health cannot be understated.”

“As an organisation, we are invested in mental health and wellbeing promotion, so for us, iyarn is a natural next step. It will be an invaluable tool for our community to use as an ongoing way to reflect on their physical and mental health.”

“To partner with Volleyball WA is very special to us, as we know the social nature of the sport is a fantastic way for peers to come together in a healthy way to play and also open up meaningful conversations that may make all the difference for someone finding it tough.” Said Lockie Cooke, iyarn’s Founder.

iYarn was inspired from the word Liyarn of the Western Kimberley Saltwater people on the Dampier Peninsula, who ‘yarn’ together and connect through conversation. When the community connects they ask, “How is your liyarn” a path leading into a deeper conversation that can be explained in a variety of ways.

To find out more about iyarn head to https://iyarn.com/

You can use iyarn’s web app if you’re on a desktop or download the app from App Store (for iPhone) and Google Play (for Android).

For more information, contact Volleyball WA at [email protected] or call 08 9228 8522.